Shukuru helps girls invest in their own education.

High school is the road less traveled for a girl in Africa.

Back to School: Not for Many Girls in the Developing World

Summer is coming to an end and the back to school promotions are on full force here in the States. It can be hard to realize that not all children in the world are able to attend school. Girls in the developing world, where tuition is not free, stay home in large numbers. In sub-Saharan Africa, only one in five girls is enrolled in secondary school.

Last week PBS NewsHour aired, “Girl Up Campaign Helps Teens Empower Peers Around the Globe.” We love to see girls in the US organizing to support less fortunate girls in other parts of the world. This segment also gets at Shukuru’s inspiration for providing girls in the developing world opportunities to take control of their future and invest in their own education. Check it out!

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